Alcantara Family History

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Alcantara Name Meaning

Spanish (Alcántara): habitational name from any of various places, for example in the provinces of Cáceres, Cádiz, or Castilianized form of Catalan Alcàntera, habitational name from a town in Valencia, all of them named from Arabic al ‘the’ + qan?tara ‘bridge’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Alcazar, Alcantar, Almanzar, Santana, Alcala, Lastra, Alcaraz, Arcara

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Alcantara Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alcantara name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Alcantara. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Philippines

    14%

  • Native American—North, Central, South

    14%

  • England & Wales

    12%

  • Spain

    12%

  • Portugal

    9%

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Alcantara Family Origin

Where is the Alcantara family from?

Alcantara Family Occupations

What did your Alcantara ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Teacher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Alcantara. The most common Alcantara occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Alcantara's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Teacher

    50%

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Alcantara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Alcantara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alcantara census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Alcantara. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 731 military records available for the last name Alcantara. For the veterans among your Alcantara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alcantara Life Expectancy

What is the average Alcantara lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Alcantara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Alcantara in 1942 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alcantara

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